AGM

The Town of York Annual General Meeting takes place each May in a site of heritage significance. The AGM is also the occasion for presenting the Sheldon Godfrey Award, presented to individuals who have excelled in their commitment to promoting, restoring or retaining key aspects of Toronto’s heritage. Following the business of the AGM, the society enjoys special guest speakers and presentations.

Past AGMs:

2017:
Location: Young People's Theatre
Sheldon Godfrey Award Winner: Rollo Myers
Presentation: Allan Penning, YPT’s Director of Development, gave a talk on the history of the building, and lead a tour of the theatre.

2016:
Location: The Young Centre for the Performing Arts
Sheldon Godfrey Award Winner: Judith McErval
Presentation: Richard Fiennes-Clinton, author of Muddy York: A History of Toronto Until 1834

2015:
Location: St. Matthews Lawn Bowling Club
Sheldon Godfrey Award Winner: Elizabeth Elliot
Presentation: Bruce Allen Kopytek, author of Eaton's: The Trans-Canada Store

2014:
Location: Little Trinity Annex
Sheldon Godfrey Award Winner: Alec Keefer
Presentation: Stewart Boden and Samantha Cutrara from the Archives of Ontario on Dear Sadie: Love, Lives and Remembrance from Ontario's First World War

2013:
Location: iQ Lounge, The Dineen Building
Sheldon Godfrey Award Winner: Clayton Smith
Presentation: Maureen Jennings on Whirlygigs, Diddies and Knee-Tremblers: Vulgar Talk in Victorian Canada

2012:
Location: Meeting House, Riverdale Farm
Sheldon Godfrey Award Winner: Sheldon Godfrey
Presentation: Susan Spencer of Spencer's Mercantile on Women in the War of 1812

2011:
Location: Arts & Letters Club
Sheldon Godfrey Award Winner: Margaret McBurney
Presentation: Margaret McBurney on the history of the Arts & Letters Club, and a tour of the Club

2010:
Location: Church of the Holy Trinity
Sheldon Godfrey Award Winner: Stephen Otto
Presentation: Jennifer Phipps and Barbara Worthy in a one-act play, A Chat with Miss Chicky

2009:
Location: Campbell House Museum
Sheldon Godfrey Award Winner: Peggy Kurtin
Presentation: A screening of the Cinefocus Canada Production, C.W. Jefferys, Picturing Canada, and a tour of Campbell House

2008:
Location: The Elgin Lounge in the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre
Inaugural winner of the Sheldon Godfrey Award: Janet Walters
Presentation: A tour of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre led by Richard Fiennes-Clinton

2007
Location: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse
Presentation: Sally Gibson on her book Inside Toronto: Urban Interiors 1880s to 1920s

2006
Location: 1 King St. W. Boardroom
Presentation: Bruce Bell on James Austin and the Dominion Bank

2005
Location: 97 George St.
Presentation: Joan Winearls on “Mapping Toronto’s First Century”

2004
Location: 97 George St.
Presentation: Bruce Bell on “The Walls Around Us”

2003
Location: St. James Cathedral Parish Hall
Presentation: Sheldon Godfrey on “Raised from the Ashes: Toronto’s First Post Office reconstruction and reopening in 1983”